South University-Savannah

  • At South University, we'll help you make the most of your potential ? starting with a quality education that's backed by more than 100 years of dedication to excellence and personalized attention.
School Highlights
  • South University-Savannah serves 1,490 students (76% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • South University-Savannah is one of 2 community colleges within Chatham County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to South University-Savannah is Savannah Technical College (1.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 74% over five years.
South University-Savannah(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty70 staff94 staff
South University-Savannah Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of South University-Savannah has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South University-Savannah diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,490 students2,588 students
South University-Savannah Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:127:1
South University-Savannah Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,135 students1,115 students
South University-Savannah Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students355 students1,473 students
South University-Savannah Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South University-Savannah Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students592 students1,116 students
# Graduate Students543 students62 students
South University-Savannah Graduation BreakDown GA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
South University-Savannah Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
South University-Savannah Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
South University-Savannah Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
South University-Savannah Black (2007-2016)
% White
South University-Savannah White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
South University-Savannah More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
South University-Savannah Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.65
South University-Savannah Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$30,100
South University-Savannah Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $14,834. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,360$14,834
South University-Savannah In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%93%
South University-Savannah % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,167$12,875
South University-Savannah Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,574
South University-Savannah Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate63%67%
South University-Savannah Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • South University's largest campus is located on the south side of Savannah. Located on nine acres of land, the school is convenient to Savannah's bustling midtown section and gives students easy access to the city's vibrant educational and cultural activities. South University's Savannah, GA campus is home to the School of Business, School of Health Professions, and School of Pharmacy. The original School of Business building was constructed in 1979 and then renovated in 2000. Also in 2000, the Health Professions building was opened and houses classroom and lab facilities for the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist Assisting, and Medical Assisting programs. The Health Professions Building also houses the campus library, student lounge, and administrative offices. The campus library houses a large collection that includes an extensive law library. Students may retrieve periodicals in paper or electronic form. The campus library houses a large book collection that includes extensive law, business and medical resources. Students may also retrieve articles in print and electronic formats from its collection of periodicals, many of which are accessible anywhere from on- or off-campus. Some of the sources that make these services available include: WESTLAW, the computerized legal research service; GALILEO, the Georgia network of databases, Ovid Technologies, and LIRN, a Florida based database service. A nonsectarian, co-educational institution of higher education, South University in Savannah, Georgia, is authorized under the Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 to confer doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. South University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The Savannah campus is approved for training veterans and other individuals by the State of Georgia Department of Veterans Services, State Approving Agency, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.